A lot of people are too good to bother bending over to pick up a penny.
Not Derek McLean of Milford, Massachusetts who started collecting pennies when he bought his home years ago and when he picked one up, he’d tell his wife, “it’s going to the mortgage.”
He says he found an average of 2.5 pennies a day and stuck them in a box or two.
He has now made his final mortgage payment. In pennies.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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